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Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Up

Japanese shipyards in May received foreign ship orders for 16 vessels, or 669,000 grt, up 371.8 percent from May 1998, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. The level, however, was down 43.9 percent from May 1997, it said. Orders in May consisted of nine bulk carriers and seven oil tankers. In April, foreign ship orders fell 40.1 percent year-on-year.


Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Plummet Nearly 25%

Japanese shipyards in June received foreign ship orders for 20 vessels, or 667,500 grt, down 24.4 percent from a year earlier, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. All of June's orders were bulk carriers. The most recent figure represented an increase of 17.8 percent compared to June 1997, it said. Last month, May orders marked a year-on-year increase of 371.8 percent.


Korean Ship Orders Up 322%

Korean Ship Orders Up 322% New orders received by South Korean shipbuilders in February totaled 1.26 million gt, up 322.7 percent from the same month a year earlier, provisional figures from the Korea Shipbuilders' Association showed. Orders received in January-February period totaled 2.32 million gt for 37 ships, up 232.1 percent from the same period a year ago. Korea received orders for 21 new ships in February. Ten ships, totaling 718,000 gt, were completed during the month


Japan Shipbuilding Orders Drop

Japanese export ship orders fell 8.5 percent in June from a year earlier, reveal figures by the Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA). Japanese export ship orders fell 8.5 percent in June from a year earlier to 499,370 gross tons, according to figures released by the Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA). The 8.5 percent decline in June was the third straight monthly drop year on year and was significantly slower than the 43.5 percent drop in April and 44


Daewoo Wins $483M In Ship Orders

Daewoo Heavy Industries won $483 million in ship orders last week from companies in the U.S. and Greece. It will build four ultra large crude oil carriers for Majestic Shipping Co. of the U.S., and three very large crude oil carriers for Aeolos Management S.A. and Atlantic Bulk Carrier Ltd of Greece, a company statement said. Majestic ordered two 450,000-ton ultra crude oil carriers and took options on two more. Atlantic Bulk ordered two 75


South Korea is Number One

According to a report from the Kyodo news service, the combined tonnage for ship orders received by South Korean shipbuilders was higher than that of Japanese shipbuilders in 2002. The Shipbuilders' Association of Japan reported that Japanese shipbuilders received orders worth a combined 5.9 million tons in the year, down 25.9% from 2001. South Korean shipbuilders reportedly received orders for a combined 7.59 million tons, up 18


JAPANESE FOREIGN SHIP ORDERS DROP 39%

Japanese shipyards received foreign orders for 21 vessels totaling 581,100 GRT in July, down 39.6 percent from a year before, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. In all, 19 orders were for bulk carriers and two for freighters.


CSIS Shipbuilding Up 47 Percent in 2005

The China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. (CSIC), built 3.17 million tons of new ships in 2005, up 47 percent. In 2005, the CSIC received 3.73 million tons of new orders and 2.85 million tons of new ships are under construction. The profit it earned topped $123.9 million, up 85 percent year-on-year. China's shipbuilding companies built 12 million tons of new ships in 2005, accounting for 18 percent of the world market, ranking third after the Republic of Korea and Japan


Samsung Wins $400M In Contracts

South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries won $400 million in ship orders from companies in Greece and Germany. Samsung received an order to build four 300,000 dwt VLCC from Greece's Helespont Shipping for $280 million. It also received an order from Germany's Nordcapital Corp to build two 5,750 teu containerships worth $120 million. Samsung said it will deliver the ships to the two companies by the end of 2001. Samsung said its shipbuilding orders have reached $2


China Moves to Help Shipping Industry with Subsidies

In a bid to assist all sectors, China is to increase cash subsidies for scrapping obsolete ships by 50 percent to help cut over-capacity and emissions, reports Bloomberg. The government will grant 1,500 yuan ($247) per gross ton for shipping companies to replace obsolete ships, according to a statement noted by Bloomberg on the transport ministry website. The award applies to vessels scrapped in the years 2013 through 2015.


Bahri Orders VLCC Newbuilds

Bahri ordered five newbuild very large crude carriers from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries   The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) today signed an agreement with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) Co. Ltd. to build five very large crude carriers (VLCC)


Bahri Inks Contracts with Hyundai to Build 5 VLCCs

Picture: National Shipping Co. of Saudi Arabia (Bahri)

 The National Shipping Co. of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) signed contracts on Thursday with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) to build five very large crude carriers (VLCCs), with an option for additional five more vessels, the company said in a bourse statement.  


Korean Shipyards Bullish on Mega Vessels

20,000 teu vessel Pic by MOL

 As the construction of ultra large container ships gained momentum, Korean shipyards are sweeping up the market, according to a report appeared in Business Korea.   Total orders of 21 container ships exceeding 20,000 TEU in capacity were placed globally from the end of last year to


Sainty Marine in Troubles Waters

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 Financially troubled Chinese shipbuilder Sainty Marine has announced Bank of China and China Exim Bank have frozen its bank accounts.   Shenzhen-listed Sainty Marine has also announced that it has reached an agreement with Dutch ship investment firm, Universal Marine


Daewoo Bags Big Maersk ULCS Order

Image: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

 AP Moller-Maersk has returned to South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for its latest series of ultra-large container ships (ULCS), reports The Korea Economic Daily.   The total contract to build 11 ultra-large containerships is worth US$1.7 billion


Another Megaship to Join Royal Caribbean Cruise Fleet

Anthem of the Seas passes newly enhanced Explorer of the Seas as she departs on her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK. Photo: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

 Royal Caribbean has ordered a fourth ship for its Quantum Class family of ships from Meyer Werft. The ship will be delivered in 2019.   With two Quantum-class vessels already delivered and a third under construction, Royal Caribbean Cruises on Thursday announced plans to order a fourth


Cargotec to Sack 220 at MacGregor

Image by MacGregor service

 Finnish cargo-handling machinery maker Cargotec announces savings measures in its subsidiary MacGregor to respond to the weakening market situation due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders.   Cargotec is laying off some 220 employees globally at its


Hanjin’s Subic Shipyard Wins Bid for Six Boxship

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction’s (HHIC) Philippines-based Subic Shipyard Courtesy HHIC

  HANJIN Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC)-Phil’s Subic Shipyard hit the jackpot bids. On April 20, the company said that it signed a deal to build six 11,000-TEU containerships for European and Asian shipping companies.


Carnival to Add Nine Ships to Cruise Fleet

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Carnival Corporation enters into strategic partnerships to add nine cruise ships to its fleet over a four-year period starting in 2019; shipbuilders Fincantieri and Meyer Werft to each build next-generation cruise ships for Carnival Corporation through two separate, long-term partnerships  


Maersk Predicts Container Traffic Demand Growth

Pic: Maersk Line

 As freight rates are expected to continue to decline due to oversupply, the container shipping demand is expected to grow 3-5% this year, according to Lars Mikael Jensen, chief executive of Asia Pacific region at Maersk Line.   He said supply growth as ships ordered several years ago


Shipping Industry Faces Shake Up

Photo: Aurelie Moulin

As global shipping grapples with its worst downturn in 30 years, private equity firms are unwinding massive bets made on the sector in a move set to accelerate a restructuring of the shipping industry.   Private equity invested tens of billions in global shipping after the 2008 financial


Oversupply, China Slowdown Push Freight Prices Down

Picture credit: International Chamber of Shipping

 Freight shipping prices have plummeted to a historic low, fueled by a long-standing problem of too many ships and lower demand from China, as per a report in AFP.   However, the economists say that this is not a serious warning sign on the global economy.  


LNG Shipping Rates Nosedive

LNG Ship (Source: Shell)

 With LNG prices down as slowing demand combines with rising output, the cost to ship super-chilled natural gas has also tumbled to the lowest level in more than four years and is forecast to fall further, reports Bloomberg    According to Andrew Buckland


Shipping Rates Drop as China Cuts Coal Need

Pic: Nippon Yusen Kaisha

Shipping costs plunged to almost the lowest on record following tumbling demand for coal in China and weakening growth in the nation’s iron ore purchases, reports Bloomberg.  The Baltic Dry Index, which tracks freight rates for ships carrying raw materials


US Navy Eyes Next LCS Contracts in Q1

Littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2) and USS Coronado (LCS 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Keith DeVinney)

The U.S. Navy plans to award contracts before the end of the first quarter to Lockheed Martin Corp and Australia's Austal for its next three Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) as well as money to buy materials for a fourth, Navy officials said Thursday.  






 
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